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Question 1: The line originally used wooden rails and a ________ haulage rope, and was operated by human or animal power.

Question 2: The Niesenbahn in the Swiss Kandertal is the longest continuous-cable funicular in ________.
Eastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeBalkans

Question 3: The Johnstown Inclined Plane (built 1890) in ________ in the United States claims to be the world's steepest vehicular inclined plane at 70.9%.
Altoona, PennsylvaniaCambria County, PennsylvaniaJohnstown, PennsylvaniaState College, Pennsylvania

Question 4: The funicular on ________ inspired the song Funiculì, Funiculà, composed in 1880.
Mount RainierMount VesuviusMount EtnaVolcano

Question 5: The ________ in Altadena, California was the first mountain railway in US to use the three track layout.
Long Beach Green Belt pathArroyo Seco bicycle pathLos Angeles River bicycle pathMount Lowe Railway

Question 6: Winching is normally done by an electric drive working on the ________.
Simple machineForcePulleyCrane (machine)

Question 7: The Pacific Palms Resort[12] in the City of ________, formerly the Industry Hills Sheraton Resort, utilizes a funicular to transport golfers and their carts.
Pomona, CaliforniaRowland Heights, CaliforniaLa Puente, CaliforniaIndustry, California

Question 8: The word is from the ________ funiculus, a diminutive of funis, "rope".
LatinOld LatinVulgar LatinRoman Empire

Question 9: Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California has a funicular which takes guests up the Mountain from an area near the park entrance to a station near the ________ coaster entrance.
Ninja in popular cultureSamuraiNinjaJapan

Question 10: In the ________ funiculars were used to allow barge traffic on canals to ascend and descend steep hills.
16th century17th century18th century19th century


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